Interpol clears Lalit Modi's name, no extradition for him
New Delhi : In a huge relief to former Indian Premier League (IPL) chairman Lalit Modi, the International Criminal Police Organization or Interpol rejected India’s request for issuing a red notice against him.
Now, the Interpol will not arrest him in relation to Indian government’s request for extradition.
Modi served the BCCI in capacity of vice president, Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) as its president and is also acknowledged as the founder of the cash-rich IPL, which changed the face of domestic cricket across the world.
This has come as a major relief to Modi who has been living in London after serious charges of misconduct, indiscipline and financial irregularities were levelled against him in India.
The Interpol letter - dated March 24, 2017 - reads, “As of today, Mr Lalit Kumar Modi, born 29 November 2963, is not subject to an Interpol Red notice or diffusion and not known in Interpol’s database.”
It further reads, “INTERPOL is aware that in past the individual was subject of data recorded in Interpol’s database, yet the data was later cancelled.”
Modi had fled India about five years ago when charges pertaining to IPL money laundering came into limelight. The CBI had on August 20 sent documents to Interpol to process the red corner notice against the former IPL chief.